Welcome to the Asset Management Resource Center –
A Clearinghouse of AM Information
In response to the emerging need for municipalities and public utilities to implement asset management as part of their core business functions, the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) created the Asset Management Committee (AMC). NEWEA is the first Water Environment Association (WEF) member association to announce a group focused on facility lifecycle management. Due to a strong and active interest, the committee was formalized as a standing committee at the NEWEA 2004 Annual Conference. The committee is made up of utilities, consultants and vendors whose overall charge to membership is as follows:
- To be the focal group for developing Association policies / programs on asset management, and for educating members on the technical and cost-benefit aspects of adopting optimal asset management practices.
- To review technical practices and disseminate information available to the membership regarding asset management, life cycle management terminology, technologies, and techniques.
To accomplish these goals, the committee has sought to solicit membership asset management case studies and conduct technical sessions/workshops at NEWEA annual and spring conferences and specialty seminars. The Asset Management Resource Center (AMRC) serves as a clearinghouse of information on technical and cost-benefit aspects of adopting asset management best practices. As shown in Figure 1, the committee has created a model to depict the various components involved with a comprehensive asset management initiative.
- Definitions and Benefits of Asset Management
- Developing an Asset Management Strategy for your Utility
- Asset Management Tools and Information Systems
- Operations and Maintenance Practices and Training
- Performance Measures and Benchmarking
- Key Resources & Links
- Glossary of Terms
- Asset Replacement Methodologies
We would like to thank the NEWEA Executive Committee for the opportunity to develop this committee. Also, a special thank-you to John Salo and Chloe Peterson of Brown and Caldwell who orchestrated the pre-curser document/framework (the Resource Guide) development, the NEWEA office staff and Paul Demit of CDM, who has been a solid supporter and concept promoter since the committee’s inception.
John W. Fortin, Asset Management Committee